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Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant
Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant

Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hermitagerd.co.uk
  • Phone: 01462 433603
  • Hours of Operation: We are open 7 days a week with all day dining options -

    RESTAURANT food served
    Mon to Fri 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.30 – 10pm
    Sat 9.30am – 11.30am breakfast & 12 – 10pm
    Sun 9.30am – 11.30am breakfast & 12 – 8pm

    BAR food served
    Mon to Sat 12pm – 9.30 pm
    Sun 12pm – 8pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kumour Uddin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a Private Room with a capacity for 20 people with conference facitlites available for day/evening hire.
  • Private Party Contact: Ellene Immelman 0146 243 3603
  • Entertainment: Magical Mayhem Bar Magic and live music - 3rd Thursday evenings monthly
    Sunday acoustic sessions 7-9 pm, live music coming your way on the first and last Sunday in the month & ‘happy 2 hours’ on selected cocktails.
  • Special Events & Promotions: New Year's Eve - gourmet buffet - live music

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Hitchin Train Station is a 10 minute walk away. There are also bus stops on Hermitage Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at the Queen Mother Theatre Car Park or Portmill Car Park, both within a 2 minute walk and free after 6pm.
A word from Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant
Offering the best in high street casual dining within the stunning surroundings of the 'old Hermitage ballroom' - New York loft stripped back style. Winner of BEST FOOD OFFER the Publican Awards 2013 & 2014 & Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide 2013 & 2014. Open plan kitchen serving British cuisine with a bustling atmosphere. 150 cover restaurant & 80 cover bar & specialised coffee shop on the ground floor open during the day.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "My Dad who is usually very fussy cleared both his main and dessert plates.....and asked "when are we coming back"? my Parents and Aunty absolutely loved their experience."
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "This has got to be the best and tastiest roast I have ever had! Nicely presented, loved the way the veges were preped and cooked. Just awesome and will definitely be returning! Lush!"
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "The food and drink was really nice but we went on a hot day and the main room was really hot and sticky."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "Fabulous evening at Hermitage on 19th July. Table was booked for 18:45 with the usual 2 hour time limit ..... we went over that time slightly - but weren't hassled at all. Food & service first rate!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Took my wife and 89 year old mother for an evening meal. Both loved the place and the over all impression was good. Having once bopped up there in the 40/50 and 60 eras(between us) when it was a ballroom, it was so good to see some of the original brickwork still maintained... .the only downside was we waited a while for coffee after the meal. But this was my third visit and it won't be my last. It's a great place for all ages... keep it up guys..."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "We do eat quite regularly at Hermitage Road, but had an extra special meal there last Saturday for our 1st Wedding Anniversary. Friendly, extremely helpful staff and we even got a specially prepared dessert saying 'Happy Anniversary' in chocolate!"
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "The ribs are amazing! We also shared the seafood platter which was very good. Only downside is that the kitchen is in the main room and they dont seem to have sorted out the extractor fa, and there's a blueish haze in the air - every time i go I come away smelling like i worked in the kitchen for the entire visit."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Have eaten here a couple of times and in each case the food was very good, with a simple menu and some good specials. The wine and beer is also excellent. It has been busy on each occasion so I would recommend booking in advance. As it is busy, you might want to ask for a table around the outside as it can get noisy in the central area."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal here on Saturday night. excellent choice of wines and food was scrummy, I thought good value for what we received. Service was attentive even though they were packed and very busy. Thank you!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "I recently visited the hermitage with my girlfriend for an evening weekend meal and had a wonderful all round experience. The service from street to table was outstanding and the ambience thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable. The food was superbly cooked and presented very well. I would recommend the hermitage to all people of all ages as place not to be missed."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "The Sunday menu was quite sparse but actually encompasses something for everyone. The kitchen staff appeared to work very hard. The waitress was attentive but not intrusive. The manager bought us over a glass of bubbles after finding out it was our anniversary, as well as a pudding anniversary plate. A really wonderful touch :) The food was full of flavour and portions were fine for us (some may find on the small side). Wine wa great, a really lovely experience. We will be back (though not on a noisy Friday or Saturday night)"
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "I took my mother and daughter to the Hermitage to celebrate Mum's birthday and we had a lovely time. The service was very courteous from the minute you stepped in to the reception, and we were made to feel at our ease, taking a drink at the bar whilst our table was prepared. The food was delicious and plentiful. I chose the belly pork special and there was so much meat that I struggled to eat it all! No room for a pudding therefore. Thank you to all the staff for making it a great occasion."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "We met some friends we had not seen for a while. Had a lovely evening, wonderful atmosphere and the food was outstanding."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "I regularly dine at the Hermitage and it never fails to disappoint. Easily one of the best places to eat in Hertfordshire. It's great value for money and the food is delicious. thoroughly recommended!"
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "The food is always great/ fantastic, we were given the table requested, however the service is becoming less good! The kids menu changed and a main for a child is £6.50 however so is a dessert for a child £6.50 Lots of different waiters came to our table even though one introduces him/herself as our waiter for the night, resulting in confusing orders and feeling rushed. Also we were given for one person one scallop instead of 4, upon querying we got 4. The bill was incorrect and overcharged by approx £23.00. Overall not the best experience this time round."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "The Hermitage is a great place to catch up with friends for a drink or dinner or both. Great drinks list in an amazing bar. Food is ok but more than makes up for it with the friendly attentive service. Highly recommend."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "Fab experience, lots of bubbly and great food made for a great treat for my friend's birthday. Service was fast and friendly, good atmosphere, enjoyed every minute."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "I was recommended by my chef director at work and I was anticipating a nice venue and environment but I wasn't expecting to be blown away! It's a great, modern and stylish place with food to die for! I had the rib eye steak which literally melted in my mouth, it was seasoned perfectly and then I took a gamble on desert and opted for the mango sorbet, panna cotta ginger fusion special which I'd have again in a heartbeat . I must add that the staff are very pleasant and polite. Will I go again? - absolutely!!"
    dined on 12/06/2014
  • "Excellent food, can't fault it at all. Definitely good for a special occasion."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "Great service, great staff, great food would recommend."
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "The food was very good and the price was not too bad. The only thing that not just myself and others have said is that the seating could be improved as it looks abit like a school canteen!"
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "I may have chosen badly, but my last dinner at Hermitage Rd was disappointing. It was ok, but not interesting or special in any way. So disappointing, since it is usually fab there. My companions had the same response, to different choices from the menu. What's happened?"
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Can't fault it, very nice food, service good especially with the difficult diners in our party. "
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Excellent food. Great ambiance . Friendly staff . Well worth a visit "
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "Loved the ambience catching up with friends food was fresh and tasty service topped it off the waitress really cared about our overall experience I would def recommend "
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "Fantastic as always! Great food, outstanding service & fabulous atmostphere. See you again soon."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Another fun and vibrant night out in Hitchin with great tasting food and delicious cocktails. We'll be getting back there again as soon as we can find the babysitter!"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "The food was brilliant, service was fantastic and we went on a busy friday evening. Cocktails were also brilliant. All the staff were friendly and knew the food they were serving (were told the specials and what food they did have available straight away which was helpful) And the generally the space is nice, nice furnishing and fittings. Was the first time i had been to the Hermitage and i will definitely be going again. Was lush! "
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "We had a lovely business dinner at the Hermitage. The food was excellent, delicious, well presented with good portion sizes. The staff were very attentive and very professional. I was pleased some of the noise issues experienced when the restaurent opened appear to have lessened."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "Very nice venue, good service, good food, with a personal touch that was very much appreciated."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "We have been to the Hermitage several times and is always our go to resturant for Sunday lunch and meals for celebrations. It's always excellent value for money and the service is always excellent. We have been on Friday and Saturday nights, Sunday for lunch and also Saturday with the girls for cocktails and lunch. Always impresses me. "
    dined on 11/05/2014
  • "Long wait for table, cold food that was them whipped away &put on another table after we had eaten half the chips! Staff laughed! When we finally got food it was stone cold, over rated and over priced! "
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant with a real buzz about it. We were a party of 6 and arrived a little early and were directed to the bar for a drink. Bang on time we were ushered to our table and issued with menus. One of our party has a nut allergy and this was dealt with discreetly and helpfully. 2 ordered surf and turf which was delicious, as was the risotto and burgers ordered by others. The sharing plate as a starter was also a hit. Will definitely be returning."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "I have dined at the Hermitage before and have always been informed about the specials, we were not on this occasion, when I questioned the waitress she said it was because the special menu didnt start until, however she wasn't sure what time the specials started either 18:00 or 18:30, we ordered at about 18:15. Upon leaving the Hermitage, both myself and the person I dined with noticed that our clothes and hair smelt of cooking fat, I have to say that this really was not plesant."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "Once again a fab meal at The Hermitage. Love the food, love the atmosphere and always a pretty reasonable price. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "The atmosphere here is brilliant, the service is good, our starters were lovely, only issue we had with the Hermitage is the special was not worth the £16 charge for pork chops and lumpy mash, I had the Pork Belly ribs which were incredible. "
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "The ambiance was great, live music and some really good performers. Food was ok, nothing to rave about but pricey. Two main courses, one pudding, a bottle of Prosecco one beer one white wine spritzer...£88 really? Still, I will return for the ambience, the music and the drinks, I just will eat before I get there."
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "Everything about the Hermitage is excellent, from the man that greets you at the front door, to the fantastic puddings! No improvements needed because they have everything set up perfect!! Guaranteed a fantastic meal, service and experience! Worth every penny. I have been several times and will always return! "
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "Visited for dinner with 2 long-term friends with whom we had previously visited The Hermitage. Sadly, the evening was marred by an over-exuberant table of young women apparently celebrating a birthday ,which is fine, but the prolonged 'yahooing' and screaming was ignored by Hermitage management. The same women were already sceaming in the street before checking with security at the front entrance to the restaurant ( we were behind them in the queue). In our view they should not been allowed into the restaurant in their inebriated state in the first place. The Fox at Willian would not have had the same problem."
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "Our party of 5 very much enjoyed our lunch time visit to Hermitage Road. There is a wide choice of dishes and everyone in the group was happy with their meal. Friendly and polite service."
    dined on 26/04/2014